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Senior Associate - Supply Chain and Operations 1

Location:  Cape Town
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  6 Feb 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1461984

Senior Associate - Supply Chain & Operations


The opportunity

As Performance Improvement Senior - Supply Chain & Operations, you'll contribute technically to Supply Chain & Operations client engagements and internal projects. An important part of your role will be to actively establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships. You'll also identify potential business opportunities for Ernst & Young within existing engagements, and escalate these as appropriate. Similarly, you'll anticipate and identify risks within engagements and raise any issues with senior members of the team.


In line with Ernst & Young's commitment to quality, you'll confirm that work is of high quality and is reviewed by the next-level reviewer. As an influential member of the team, you'll help to create a positive learning culture, coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop.



Your key responsibilities



Client responsibilities

  • Participate in Supply Chain & Operations engagements
  • Work effectively as a team member, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication, and updating senior team members on progress
  • Help prepare reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel
  • Build strong internal relationships within Ernst & Young Advisory Services and with other services across the organization

People responsibilities

  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff
  • Contribute to people-related including recruiting and retaining Supply Chain & Operations professionals
  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills of staff
  • Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Undergraduate degree in economics, business or engineering/Diploma in Logistics and Supply chain Management, Relevant degree in Supply Chain.


Technical skills requirements


  • Source to pay process improvement
  • Operational inventory management and logistics knowledge
  • Qualitative and quantitative business analysis
  • Excel skills and Data analysis
  • Powerpoint and presentation skills
  • Process mapping and supply chain business modelling

Design and build dashboards

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Demonstrated track record with a blue chip consulting organization and/or a blue chip organization
  • Strong academic record including a degree


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes


Plus, we offer:

  • The opportunity to manage a portfolio of talent within a designated service line
  • A collaborative environment where everyone works together to create a better working world
  • Excellent training and development prospects, both through established programs and on-the-job training
  • An excellent team of senior colleagues dedicated to managing and varying your workload

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

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